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Tulane Students Helping Others

Raised toward our $10,000 Goal
53 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on November 09, at 09:00 AM CST
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Tulane Students Helping Others

Tulane University and New Orleans are all too familiar with the effects and challenges created by hurricanes and natural disasters. Different student groups, including CACTUS and Tulane Alternative Breaks, are coordinating various relief events.  These students are committed to relief work throughout this year and beyond but need your support to carry these projects out.  The video above highlights just one of these projects.

All of the money raised toward our $10,000 goal will be put to immediate use in a variety of ways, such as:

Supply Drives: ​Our students are organizing campus- and community-wide supply drives to send critical resources to people in need. It will cost money to transport these items to the people who need them!

​Day Trips to Affected Areas:​ New Orleans is just a few hours away from parts of western Louisiana and Texas that saw unprecedented flooding during Hurricane Harvey. We have teams of students ready to donate their Saturdays and Sundays to help people and communities rebuild.

Fall, Winter & Spring Break Service Trips​ to Texas and Florida: ​With hundreds of Tulane students hailing from Texas and Florida, and many more who want to give of their time and resources, we are putting together alternative break trips to work with nonprofits on the ground in Texas and Florida. We hope to heavily subsidize travel and accommodations to enable as many students as possible to participate in these efforts.

​Summer Service Trips to the Caribbean: ​The Center for Public Service sponsors an annual service learning course each summer in St. Martin, a tiny island that was devastated by Hurricane Irma. Alumni of this program, and others, are eager to get back to St. Martin this summer and help the island rebuild. You can read more about this program here.


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Supply Drive Support

Many places affected by natural disasters have a difficult time finding needed resources such as food, cleaning and first aid supplies, hygiene products etc. Tulane students have organized supply drives to collect these items, but need support to transport or ship the items to the affected areas.


Service Activity Support

Tulane students are eager to volunteer to assist communities affected by disaster, and a $25 volunteer fee ensures that non-profits have trained staff to manage volunteers and needed supplies and equipment to perform the needed work.


Domestic Service Trip Support

During many of the breaks in the university calendar, groups of Tulane students travel to communities in need of assistance. Costs include transportation and gas, housing, and food for anywhere from 4 to 7 days.


Caribbean Service Trip Support

Given that many of the communities in need of assistance and support are located on islands, transportation costs will be much higher for students wanting to do service.